Interest: Design

I studied Industrial Design, so I see great value in thoroughly  thinking things through before getting stuck in. Here I’ll post my thought process, like sketches, models, mind-maps, etc.

Remixing an IKEA Table

We’ve wanted to turn our windowsill into a desk for some time now, hampered only by ums and ahhs over material choices. Do we just buy some new…

Turbine Tumble

The wind turbine has been providing me with enough power for light, music and USB power for the past 9 months. Today however, one of the guy lines…

Wind Turbine Assembly Timelapse

All the bits are cut, bent, drilled, painted and greased. It’s time to bolt them all together! For the sake of the video I tried to pretend that…

Wind Turbine Frame

When I first returned to Ecuador, my first job was to build a frame to to hold the motor and blade assembly. I used scrap metal for the…

Ametek 30 Motor

I found this little beauty in the basement of the Basílica del Voto Nacional (Cathedral) in Quito. Theres a small electronics shop full of weird and wonderful items….

Saddle Band Clip Slip Ring

An odd title for an odd attempt, to make a wind turbine slip ring. A wind turbine pivots to point into to wind, this creates problems with transfering…